Unlike other Supreme Court justices, past and present, with a lamentable skill for discovering all kinds of unexpected “rights” and hidden meanings in our nation’s charter, Justice Clarence Thomas does something quite radical: he sticks to the actual text.
Ed Feulner is the former president of The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research institute.
July 18, 2016, 11:41 AM EDT
May 20, 2016, 9:53 AM EDT
Americans still enjoy freedom of religion. But these days, they’re expected to leave their faith in the pew or at home – not allow it to influence their behavior in the public square.
December 4, 2015, 5:27 PM EST
You’ll find charts galore in the 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength, but two at the start of the detailed report are particularly troubling.
October 30, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT
Even those of us who have worked in Washington for many years and become accustomed to the inner workings of government can still be amazed by what lurks behind the curtain sometimes. Case in point: the Environmental Protection Agency.
October 16, 2015, 5:27 PM EDT
Not many people make a habit of carrying large amounts of cash around. After all, thieves could steal it. How ironic, then, that a growing threat to your money is the people you’d call if your money was stolen: the police.
September 14, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
A lot of things can date an old movie or TV show: clothes, furniture, cars. And another thing: cigarettes. They’re all over the place in many films, markers of an era when smoking was far more common.
August 28, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT
There aren’t many things we can take for granted these days, but some things really feel as though they should be a given. A free and open Internet, for example.
July 24, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT
President Reagan had a gift for proving his critics wrong. Almost none of the leading economists of the late 1970s thought that his supply-side, tax-cutting agenda, along with stable monetary policy and deregulation, could revive the U.S. economy.
June 8, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
Utterly shameless. There really is no other way to describe what some unions are trying to pull when it comes to the minimum wage.
May 4, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, whenever Americans seem especially polarized over a controversial issue, you hear pundits recall how united we’d became in the aftermath of that vicious attack. Why, they ask, can’t we be like that again?
April 13, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT
“They won’t go to Indiana, but they will go to Saudi Arabia.” That’s Carly Fiorina speaking about Apple CEO Tim Cook and his well-publicized opposition to Indiana’s religious freedom law.
April 6, 2015, 4:54 PM EDT
“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.” The words of the First Amendment couldn’t be plainer. Yet more than two centuries after the Bill of Rights was written, they remain the subject of fierce debate.
October 21, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT
“We are in a dangerous place in the world, perhaps more dangerous than in the past 10 years.”
December 19, 2013, 8:56 AM EST
Today, it is no longer beyond the pale to say that capitalism has done more good for more people than any other economic arrangement ever devised by man.
December 16, 2013, 9:29 AM EST
Those who blithely propose large minimum-wage increases are ignoring a basic economic truth: When you raise the cost of something, you slow down the rate at which people purchase it.
December 10, 2013, 4:42 AM EST
To millions of readers, he was William F. Buckley, Jr.: book author, magazine publisher, televised debater. To me, he was Bill: friend, ally, trail-blazer. Indeed, to remember Bill -- who would have turned 88 recently -- is to remember modern conservatism's stellar leader.
November 18, 2013, 10:28 AM EST
Hard as it may be to believe, 80 percent of the farm bill being hammered out by the Senate and the House of Representatives is made up not of agriculture programs, but of food stamps.
October 21, 2013, 4:40 AM EDT
Saying government spending is out of control is an understatement on the scale of saying that Michael Jordan was a good basketball player or Babe Ruth hit some home runs.
October 14, 2013, 4:31 AM EDT
When it comes to international agreements that may seem harmless until you read the fine print. The ATT has numerous flaws. Start with the most obvious: the fact that it won’t do what it sets out to do -- regulate the flow of arms to and from rogue states.
October 4, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT
One path leads to increased government centralization, fewer parental choices, and a greater role for special interests. The other path leads to increased parental authority and a return to the constitutional principle that education policy is primarily a state and local affair and shouldn’t be set in Washington.